SPFL: Round 4 summary
Hello and welcome! Here are your results from the fourth round of fixtures for the 22/23 Scottish Premiership Football League.
Hibernian 2-2 Rangers
Ohhh Rangers will be kicking themselves over this one. Two goals conceded ⚽⚽, two points lost 2️⃣, two red cards 🟥🟥! Easter Road was host to a great fight between two teams, but it must be said Rangers shot themselves in the foot on this one. James Tavernier opened scoring on the stroke of halftime at 45' with a penalty. Martin Boyle evened it up with a 51' strike (assisted by Thody Eli Youan). Tom Lawrence 58' (assisted by Borna Barisic) brought back the lead until the 66' minute when capitulation happened. John Lundstram sent off with a straight red, only to be followed by yet another Rangers red card in the form of substitute Alfredo Morelos 75'. And then to put icing on the cake for the home crowd, a succulent chested down half-volley on the edge of the box by Josh Campbell 90'+3 ensured the points were to be split.
Hibernian next face St. Mirren / Rangers next face Ross County
Dundee United 0-3 St. Mirren
St. Mirren doubled their points count after a convincing win at Tannadice Park in front of 7,540 fans. A brace from Curtis Main 40', 51' (assisted by Jonah Ayunga) as well as a stoppage time goal by Alex Greive 90'+1 (assisted by Eamonn Brophy) resigned United to just one point from four matches.
Dundee United next face Celtic / St. Mirren next face Hibernian
Motherwell 1-0 Livingston
Fir Park just saw the one goal Saturday, coming from a Kevin van Veen 68' penalty. This goal brings his total haul to three goals in just four matches and brings Motherwell to third place.
Motherwell next face Kilmarnock / Livingston next face Aberdeen
Ross County 1-0 Kilmarnock
Ross County were lucky to come away with three points after Ross Callachan picked up a second yellow card in the 81'. Killie were not able to capitalize and Owura Edwards grabbed the solo goal in the 86'. 3,133 fans attending this one at Global Energy Stadium.
Ross County next face Rangers / Kilmarnock next face Motherwell
St. Johnstone 0-1 Aberdeen
Another one-goal decider, this time at McDiarmid Park. Leighton Clarkson 56' scores a free-kick to bring all three points back with the Dons. Aberdeen could argue they should've scored more, with 15 shots taken to the Saints' 7.
St. Johnstone next face Hearts / Aberdeen next face Livingston
Celtic 2-0 Hearts
Although a cleansheet for the Bhoys, this contest was much tighter than the scoreline suggests. A dominant first half provided a goal from Kyogo Furuhashi 13' (assisted by Daizen Maeda). But a second half resurgence saw a strong Hearts respons. Although not many chances or shots were tallied, Hearts dominated major parts of the second half. It wasn't until two red cards in the span of three minutes for Hearts did Celtic manage to put it to bed. Greek striker Giakoumakis settling the matter with a 90'+4 tap in. Celtic cement their place at the top of the table on 12 points in front of 58,776 fans.